Age of Turmoil
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Activities of six adolescents are recorded during one afternoon and evening. Different home situations, ordinary growing pains, e.g., loafing, criticizing, daydreaming are dealt with.
[Ken Smith sez:] This film (part of the Adolescent Development series) was designed for the parents of teenagers -- perhaps its subject matter (adolescence) was considered too controversial for the kids who were experiencing it. Through a series of vignettes, the narrator (Lorne Greene) explains that "glandular changes" may make teens "have unrealistic ideas of their own future" and "seem to spend hours in completely useless activity."
15:09:12:00 - 15:09:36:00
MS high schoolers leaving school; 2 girls walking together stop to talk; quick pan to CU woman waiting in car, calling to girl o.s.; girl puts her off and continues her conversation; CU woman sitting in car, irritated
15:09:36:00 - 15:10:57:00
MCU high schoolers flooding out door after school; camera follows 2 girls as they walk out, talking; MS girls stop as they wait for a friend; VS 3 girls walking home from school, carrying books, talking and laughing; quick pan to MLS house with boys sitting on the front steps, talking
15:10:57:00 - 15:11:35:00
MS 4 teenage boys hanging out in front of house, talking; one boy grabs magazine away from other boy and won't give it back; they begin to wrestle; they chase each other onto porch and continue to horse around; boy sitting in chair points out something in a magazine and the other 3 immediately look over his shoulder to see; CU boys looking at picture of baseball player
15:11:35:00 - 15:12:21:00
MCU car pulls into driveway (4 teenage boys sitting on porch of house in BG); man gets out of car and walks toward house as boys walk over to look at car (one boy rides away on his bicycle); VS 3 boys standing around car, looking at it and talking
15:12:22:00 - 15:12:32:00
MLS 3 teenage girls walking along street, carrying books and talking; camera follows one as she says goodbye and walks toward her house
15:12:32:00 - 15:13:18:00
MS teenage girl walks in front door of house; she drops her school books on chair in entrance then tosses her sweater toward the sofa, missing; she walks through kitchen door; MCU girl opens refrigerator door, takes something out and eats it; she then takes a cake tin off top of refrigerator and sets it on the table; track in to CU she cuts piece of cake, lays knife down and walks away; MS woman walks in door, carrying bag of groceries; spotting the cake on the table she looks irritated, sets down her bag and begins to put cake away
15:13:18:00 - 15:14:14:00
MS teenage girl walks into her bedroom, eating and looking at a magazine; she sits down in front of mirror and begins brushing her hair (pictures of models hung on the wall in BG); CU picture of woman in magazine; CU pan across items on her cosmetics table; MCU girl plays wither her hair, studying picture in magazine; CU girl's hand reaches in box of hair pins; CU girl pins her hair up
ADOLESCENTS HOMES PARENTS TEENAGERS CHILDREN HOMES MATURITY IMMATURITY SOCIAL GUIDANCE GIRLS BOYS DAILY LIFE INTERIORS RECREATION LEISURE WOMEN MEN MOTHERS FATHERS PARENTS DAYDREAMING BEHAVIOR Laziness Daydreaming Maturation Growth Danger Lurks Safety
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
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Subject: Welcome to the Ponderosa
Subject: The Parents Were More Variable Then The Kids
My dad was right when (kiddingly) he said that every kid should get a good beaten once a week or so, whether he deserves it or not - just so he knows who's in charge. (of course he'd never touch us kids, even if we were knocking the house down) Mom did all the discipline - "Joan Crawford style" Sure kept us in line.
Good film with good acting, lovely homes, lovely little town.
Subject: Times have changed but these ideas still apply
Subject: Lots of Common sense
Subject: Age of Turmoil
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: It's all about the teens
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